Welcome to part four of a four-part series on the best formula for a presentation closing that resonates. 3 • “The End-of-the-Story Close” This closing technique involves a story that’s told early in the speech, maybe even in the opening. As far as the audience is concerned, the story has a successful conclusion. In the […]

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Technique: Open Your Speech in the Middle of a Conversation Most presenters who know what they are talking about aren’t bad once they get started. Very few of the professionals I have worked with, however, know how to open and close their presentations effectively. No matter what opening option you use, good presentations begin comfortably. […]

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Hollywood Knows How to Connect Emotionally with an Audience Just as speakers, sales professionals, and leaders have to. A cast of colorful characters works in front of and behind the camera to make a movie, a movie that has the power to transport us into the future or show us life as it might once […]

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 National Speakers Association webinar conducted by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE Be a Better Speaker series Kick-Off event. NSA offers this event to members and non-members at no charge. Want to Learn Three Secrets that Make a Good Presentation Great? You are invited to an action-packed, content-rich, advanced presentation skills event with Patricia Fripp. Our focus […]

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Do You Want More Professional Growth and Opportunities?  No matter what your career or personal goals are, mastering public speaking skills is an important part of your personal development. You probably realize that improving communication skills is helpful in almost every area of life. The higher you go up the corporate ladder, the more valuable […]

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The TV Show West Wing Made Speechwriting Sexy At least when Rob Lowe is the speechwriter and he is writing for the President played by Martin Sheen. However, the members of the Professional Speechwriters Association, some who have written for US Presidents, felt a certain pride, at least when the show was running. Speechwriters are […]

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When I am working with speech coaching clients or delivering presentation skills training, I ask the question, “Are you guilty of this goof that can hurt your credibility?” If you’re asking yourself what difference it could make, I’ll tell you. A huge one! In any professional setting, you are hired because what you say sounds […]

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When you improve your storytelling ability your presentations can be powerful and persuasive. When we think of Hollywood… what we usually remember most vividly are the moving, dramatic, and funny stories that movies tell. Screenwriter Robert McKee says, “Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They […]

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Your virtual presentations can be as effective as in-person presentations – even better! Virtual presentations can have a lasting impact. When you make your message memorable, your communication clear, and your presentation powerful, you position yourself for success. Can Virtual Presentations Really Be as Effective as In-Person? As THE presentation skills expert, I’m suggesting that […]

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